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    What a wonderful way to begin an evening. I'll get some ice.


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    Yes, indeed! Cheers!

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    Rye has finally made a comeback here in New York, too. I used to have to stock up on Wild Turkey whenever down South, or order it online (expensive with shipping) but now it's being carried by some of the larger shops in Manhattan. I keep meaning to try Old Potrero which is supposed to be a 19th Century Rye. With all due respect to the fans, Jim Beam Rye may not be the best first venture into the spirit.

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    Thanks, Senator Jack. I've thought about trying the Wild Turkey rye, but I didn't know anybody that has. I'll get some tomorrow.

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    All this talk of rye has made me go to the store and purchase some. Cheers!
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    Sazerac is fine

    Okay, first impressions/mini review:

    The Sazerac is wonderfully rich and complex. Not quite as spicy, (but only by a little) or quite the kick as the 100 proof, but still richer in flavor. The first thing to hit the nose is the essence of mineral spirits, which isn't quite what I would like to smell, but not off-putting enough to stop me from drinking it.

    Taste is of grass and molasses, with floral hints coming through. The sugar lingers slightly, until it finishes with pepper and lemon. Everything that I look for in a Rye is there, and this is definitely a fine example of the liquor. A little more than I'm used to paying, but that's beside the point, at this point.

    Back to my glass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senator Jack
    With all due respect to the fans, Jim Beam Rye may not be the best first venture into the spirit.
    Why so? This is the only rye I could find locally, but given this thread, I'm planning to expand my search. What should separate Beam from other ryes? Inquiring minds want to know...
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    Wasn't my cup of rye, Johnnysan. Can't recall much about the Beam because the bottle sat in my cabinet for some years after the first drink and I think I finally ended up tossing it. Perhaps I was too used to Turkey by that point.

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    Rye has finally made a comeback here in New York, too.

    Go by LeNell's in Brooklyn, she has a good Rye selection. And other drinkables

    http://www.lenells.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senator Jack
    Wasn't my cup of rye, Johnnysan. Can't recall much about the Beam because the bottle sat in my cabinet for some years after the first drink and I think I finally ended up tossing it. Perhaps I was too used to Turkey by that point.
    Hmm...looks like I'll have to do some "comparison drinking"
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